The Clare Rose Playhouse Presents "Norman, Is That You?"

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – September 6, 2013 – The Clare Rose Playhouse, a community theater located on the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College, will begin its 2013-14 season with Norman, Is that You?, which is considered to be the first play to openly and comedically deal with homosexuality. The show will run from September 27 to October 13, 2013.

Norman, Is That You? is a two-act play written by American playwrights Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, about a Jewish couple who are learning to come to terms with their son's homosexuality. The play originally opened on Broadway on February 19, 1970 at the Lyceum Theatre. Clark and Bobrick set the stage for this comedy to be one of popular acceptance as a father, who travels to New York to seek solace from his son, unearths his son’s homosexuality upon his arrival. The new version, while just as funny as the original, is sure to be loved by audiences.

Individual tickets for this show are priced at $15; $12 for students and seniors. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call the box office at 631.654.0199.

The Clare Rose Playhouse, which serves as a major teaching facility for the College’s theater courses, is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue) in Patchogue, on the northeast corner of the campus of St. Joseph’s College. A former cottage converted in 1985 through the generosity and guidance of the man for whom it is named, the Playhouse serves as a major teaching facility for the College’s theater courses and a training ground for young actors. The Playhouse is the site of community theater productions of musicals, dramas, comedies, cabaret acts, musical performances, dance troupes and comedians.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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